Sunday, 26 February 2017

Book Review - 'A Walk In The Rain' by Udai Yadla

Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills everyday.

A tale of love and redemption "A walk in the rain" takes its readers through a journey of romance and action packed thriller which is no less than a film experience. Though the title and the book cover gives a very pleasant and romantic feel, it would actually surprise you as the story unfolds.

Surya alias 'Sunny' was a lonely, timid boy who lives a reclusive life. Fear of rejection and low self esteem restricted him to solitude. His world of imagination and memories from past was the only doorway to his happiness where he seek peace and pleasure.

On the other hand Sandhya alias 'Sandy' is a bubbly girl, full of life who befriends Sunny but leaves him unannounced.

Saloni is bold and an intelligent girl. Circumstances force her into the trade of flesh but she still tries to hold on to her values, dignity and self respect regardless of her profession of prostitution.

Sunny was a loner due to his deserted childhood. Sandy came as a ray of sunshine in his life but soon he was left heartbroken as she leaves unannounced. Sunny's 14 yr old heart had endured lot of grief, but the departure of Sandy was unbearable for him and the shock pulled him back to emotional hibernation.

While Sunny was still trying to come to terms with the depart of the only person he ever loved. Imran, his friend makes a surprise visit on his birthday and promises to change his life for good but least did he know that his spoken words "tonight's going to be the life changing night for you" will soon turn into an ugly reality. Imran gets killed that night and vengeance becomes the only mission of Sunny' life. Misogynist Sunny hated even the sight of the prostitute Saloni who he thought was the reason for his bad fate but she agrees to help him in exchange of money.

This sets the two on the journey of life and death. Will they survive or perish in the pursuit of vengeance? Both are bound to a common goal with different motives, but destiny has its own motive.

A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions which keeps you guessing with each twist and turn. I felt the elaborate narration of the action sequences and characters involved bored me a bit.
The book makes a good read for young readers who enjoy reading relationship drama, romantic adventures or action thrillers.

Being a debut author Udai Yadla has done a great work with his simple way of writing. He keeps the  story moving with engaging characters and beautifully brings out the intense emotions of love, pain and hatred. My reading experience would have been more enjoyable if the story didn't move back and forth (in past and future) every now and than as I felt it interrupted the flow a few times leaving me confused as a reader.

My overall experience of reading and reviewing 'A walk in the rain' was good and I am glad I chose a book by a debut author for my debut book review from watermelon.

Quotes from the book

"People may not be strong enough to resist the fate, but it is the test of character to retain the quintessential purity of soul. Don't be hasty to judge people with their appearance, profession, association or for that matter any incidents that convict them.... For, first look can be deceiving"

"Separation is the most painful test to measure the sustainability of love"

I found the above quotes very inspiring and meaningful as it very much relates to our real life situations.

About the Author

Udai Yadla is a writer by Passion, Mechanical engineer by education and Software engineer by Proffession. He has been associated with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) for over 10 years and has been nominated for Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for year 2015. "A Walk in the Rain is his debut fiction novel published by Kyron publications.

' I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review '

My review of 'A walk in the rain' can also be read at- Goodreads and Amazon

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Its time to paint your homes with #BergerXP

People put in whole lot of time, money and energy to buy their dream homes, But when it comes to repainting the house the whole idea of time consumption and the mess during the process puts them off.

With changing mindsets and lifestyles, people want everything instant and hassle free. Painting a house should not get into a way of life.

Gone are the days when people painted their houses once in 5 years or even longer and that too just a touch up from the exteriors would suffice the need during Diwali.

I still remember how every Diwali my parents would barely touch up on the outside walls to give it a clean look but postpone the idea of doing the entire house to the following year... of course trying to avoid all the hassle that comes along with the dirty job of painting a house.

Painting the walls can go a long way in breaking the monotony of look and feel of the house other than adding longevity to the house. But is it all worth the time and money with the house looking like a site for almost until it's completely done?

Couple of days back I attended an event by Indiblogger where I got introduced to Berger Express Painting system. It's a revolutionary concept of painting homes with the help of automatic machines changed the way I looked at painting. Mr. Chandranath Banerjee, from Berger Paint India,  said " Express Painting gives faster, cleaner and better results as compared to the traditional manual process of painting". According to him people invest lakhs and crores of money to buy their dream homes and it doesn't take more than a percent of that money to get the house repainted, which isn't much on the budget however whole concept of dust, stains, mess leaves the residents with no choice but to avoid it.

With a service like Berger Express Painting one can sit back and relax while the professionally trained painters and high speed tools does the job of painting the entire house in almost half the time in a dust free manner while taking care of the household stuff, furnitures and everything else ensuring nothing gets stained, dusty or dirty thus ensuring comfort and convinnience to the customer.

Now a days when it comes to painting, people don't go the traditional way and pick the most basic colors for the walls. They like to experiment with colors and give a nice bright appeal to the house that reflects their personality and matches the decor of the room. The concept of painting is no longer just a cleaning regime it's about who you are and with the help of Berger Paints one can have a naturally beautiful homes.

As always IndiBlogger's meets have something nice and unique to offer its bloggers. Loads of fun madness and interaction is what keeps the spirits high and this #BergerXP meet was no exception to  it.

The stage was all set with the #BergerXP backdrop, standies all across the hall at Vivanta by Taj, one of the renowned hotels of South Mumbai. BergerXP tools were put on display other than the few sites that were set to highlight the endorsed brand by Indiblogger.

While people were still walking in, it was a great time to connect with others at the venue while capturing some moments for the later use. We chatted along and relished the yum food which had some good dishes to offer even to a vegetarian like me.

We began with some fun time that is rest assured by Anup and Karthik the soul of Indiblogger team who likes to keep the energy up and high with his innovative ways of games, play and rewards.

We were soon introduced to Mr. Chandranath who took us through an interesting presentation and brought about some great facts of how the company came into existence and within no time made a mark in the industry by reaching among the top ten painting companies in India. According to him it took almost a research of three years before they launched this idea of express painting that serves the purpose of faster, cleaner and better.

During their research, they came to an understanding that people fear the mess and time consumtion that goes into painting. In today's fast paced life when time is the biggest constraint people needed a solution that's quick and hasslefree. BergerXP works on this mantra Faster, Cleaner and better that says it all.

Their idea is very well conveyed through this TVC that's launched recently. Take a look...

Innovation and Consumer Focus are the keywords when it comes to delivering qualityproof service to its customers. Their services are designed keeping the focus on consumer's needs and being innovative in their products and services to be able to provide the best.

They have their services available in all metros as well in other cities all across India.
Their services can be availed either through messaging - SMS 'XP' to 56767 or by dialling te Toll Free Number - 1800 103 6030

We took a glance at the tools and explored the various features that gets the work done faster, cleaner and better. Do watch the video below for detailed understanding of the tools.

With tools designed to specifically make the process of painting faster and hassle-free, Berger XP ensures painting is now an enjoyable experience! Here are the key features that makes express painting worth the time and money.

* It's 40 percent faster than the traditional painting saves on lot of time for the consumer.
* Professionally Trained Painters do the job morec efficiently and give better painting results.
* With their No -Mess tools on can be rest assured of cleaner and sparkling experience.
* Cutting-edge vacuum suction-enabled sanding machines keep the house dust-free and avoiding allergies to pets and kids.
* Better coverage and smoothness guaranteed each time!
* Their certified tools ensure a better finish with high efficiency!

All the above benefits and more at no additional cost.

We had a hands on experience of sanding and painting through the activities that were organised keeping in mind the relevance to brand #BergerXP.

We actually realised how much of dust and allergy sanding can cause in a span of few seconds. We were also made to experiment with the colors of BergerXP which was easy to pour and mix in order to get the desired shade. The paint had no odour as its usually felt while using regular paints.

We made the most of these colors and our imagination and came out with nothing less than a masterpiece. Take a look at these paintings that speaks volumes about our experience with

There was a Q n A session Followed by the presentation that helped us understand the brand well and Mr. Chandranath's honest approach towards our questions cleared our doubts and gave us a great insight into world of painting.

It was a colourful event with a mix of  fun, masti, madness and lots of 🎨 I walked back home with an awesome thought "Whether its repainting an entire house, or just touching up the corner wall, painting is an important part of home and ownership"

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

'SEREIN - Malabar Hills of Thane' Pride in Address

Mumbai, the city of dreams has so much to offer but when it comes to having an enough space for a family to reside .. There is hardly any choice in the city. Ppl these days are preferring areas away from the noise n pollution that can offer peace and greenery.

When it comes to purchasing homes... Customers primarily look for criterias like Connectivity, infrastructure and environment.

Thane is one of the destinations that has emerged as a great choice of preference for residential needs. It not only offers great socio physical infrastructure but substantial residential options fulfilling a great lifestyle needs.

One of the prime locations Pokhran Road has become the new center of activity in Thane. Newly built high-rises along with mini- townships has everything to offer from Malls, shopping complexes, Lifestyle stores and much more that has made Pokhran road the most happening paces to live in.

Famous as the Malabar Hills of Thane, Pokhran Road has all the amenities that one could think of in and around their dream house. The serene beauty of this place is felt all the more because of its proximity to Yeoor hills and Upvan Lake. The lush green environment brings one closer to the nature and provides fresh air to breathe.

Pokhran Road, is well connected to several big corporate offices in the vicinity making it convenient for the office goers. It's connectivity with the city, Borivali and Central suburbs makes life easier for people to commute and connect. There are bus services available from the townships and residential complexes. Located ten min away from the railway station Pokhran road is an ideal household destination for its residents.

One of the major projects And one of its kind "Serenin" will give you an experience of Malabar hills in Thane. Serein is a project by Tata housing is based on the wellness theme and is located at the Pokhran road no. 2 in Thane that is already blessed with upvan lake and Sanjay Gandhi national park in the close proximity making it serene as the name suggests. Serein offers a living amidst affluence and provides homes that make a legacy.

What makes 'Serein' one of its kind ?

Location  - Apart from its close proximity with the upvan lake and Sanjay Gandhi national park, Serein is located amidst abundance space away from the city's hustle and bustle. Surrounded by lush green hills it offers natural environment and several breath taking views that makes the site an attractive destination for people who love to stay close to nature. Apart from a natural habitat a well developed  social infrastructure offers several parks, businesses, malls, shopping centres, schools
collages and medical services all within the vicinity ensuring safety and security to the residents.

Connectivity -Serein's prime location is well connected within Thane and Mumbai through buses, roadways and railways. The Eastern express highway, Godbunder road and Thane Belapur road provides enough choice to travellers to connect with areas near and around Mumbai. TMT and other bus services, Auto Rickshaws are easily available and are run by the townships and residential complexes.

Wellness at Serein - The project 'Serein' is based on the wellness theme ensuring every household's well being through its mega project that is designed to sustain healthy living be it indoors or outdoors. Wellness begins from the outside and so "Wellness on ground" ensures there is enough outside space, greenery, parks available for sports and outdoor activities. Pet park, nature trail, outdoor dining, skating area and organic farm are few of the outdoor amenities offering wellness on ground.

Tata housing has paid attention to every detail at Serein to make the experience of residents equally well and healthy even inside homes and therefore wellness inside the house. The unique features that have been incorporated at Serein will enhance your senses everyday. Natural ventilation to maintain indoor air quality, Rain water harvesting system, waste water treatment plant, centralised waste management system are some of the efficient ways that has been designed to offer best living experience at Serein.

It won't be wrong to say the "Serein Malabar hills of Thane" will soon have its own charm and pride in address with great future prospects making it the best planned neighborhood in Thane.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Turn up the excitement at Big Bazaar's Kids Carnival this new year !

With an ongoing holiday season and the debut of 2017... there is ample of cheer, laughter, positivity, fun and hope in the air with everyone looking forward to a new beginning and a year full of hopes and surprises...

While we look ahead to the new beginning there has been some great moments of joy and excitement in the past year that can't be left unshared.

Holidays are the perfect time to create moments with the family and loved ones. With Christmas began all the fun and what better time for kids to wish for their greatest possession and see them getting fulfilled through Santa. Decorating trees with Christmas decorations, wearing santa caps and writing letters to Santa are some amazing ways for kids to get involved in the festival. The glittering site of beautifully decorated streets, malls, houses with the Christmas theme is just impossible to resist.

I so look forward to taking my child to various places where he can enjoy the festivity of Christmas and keep up with his excitement ...

This time, I got lucky as an invitation led me to Big Bazaar’s Kiddie Club that kicked off the Kids Carnival 2016 with a lot of zest and excitement across all its stores in the country starting December 10, 2016, until January 8, 2017

Yes! the year 2016 is gone by but the kids carnival is still on with all the fun and entertainment. 

The kids carnival is an exciting affair with loads of enthusiasm, thrill and fun filled activities for kids that ensures great playtime and learning at the Big Bazaar stores apart from offering a huge range of kids toys, kids fashion clothing spread over the large section of the store. All this and more during this festive time makes Big Bazaar's Kiddie Club an ideal place for kids that keeps them fully engaged while the mothers can easily shop around for different stuff 
available at very discounted prices.

The whole concept behind the Kiddie club is designed for our little children aged between 3-12 to make the most of it by showcasing their hidden talents and pursue their hobbies through various activities conducted at stores.

Going shopping would never feel boring as it sounds to kids. I know how difficult it gets when mothers want to go shopping and kids turn up that bore face which is a straight no for them. 

With an awesome idea like a kiddie club can turn shopping into a fun time for kids and offer them a fabulous quality time while one has a choice to indulge in shopping and exploring the new stuff at the store. 

I had a fabulous time along with my son who indulged in various games and got a chance to play with some of the newly introduced toys that he aspires to add to his collection. To be able to pick and play with what ever they desired from a huge range of toys was truly exciting and fun for kids.

Here are some fun moments we had with kids and moms at the #BBKiddieClub

One of the key highlights of the kiddie club carnival is the "ChotaBheem" competition where children can win a chance of getting featured in Chotabheem TVC. Nothing can be as exciting for kids to be able to meet their favourite heroes and get featured with them is like a cherry on the cake.

Bigbazaar kiddie club also introduces a kiddie club card for its little shoppers that accumulates points as they shop and that can be used to participate in various activities..

Future Group is credited with creating some of the most popular retail chains in India and Big Bazaar is ranked amongst the top 3 service brands in the country. Big Bazaar has so much to offer at great discounted rates without compromising on the quality of the product. It delights its customers by adapting innovating ways keeping in mind the changing lifestyle and introducing services and products as customer desires.

Inspite of new retail stores opening every other day, Big Bazaar is still the most preferred and trusted  store for family needs.

With the huge range of products it gives enough choice to pick from and with the addition of the latest stuff every now and then makes it a choice worth the money.

Time spent at Kiddie Club was very fulfilling for mums as well as kids as they had a great time learning, playing and engaging in some awesome stuff especially curated for kids enjoyment. The friendly and courteous staff  added to the fun quotient by being available to kids and ensured nothing comes in a way when it comes to kids playtime...

So parents if you haven't been there yet, it's time you head on for the carnival to give your child an experience that they will cherish this new year ... and you will get a whale of time for some fun shopping at store ...

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Babies are special but so are Mothers!

Motherhood is indeed the most beautiful roles of all, a women plays in her life. A woman goes through many pleasant/ unpleasant experiences and challenge physically as well as emotionally through this stage of life. 

Once the baby arrives, the whole attention, love, care and affections shifts to the new born. All a mother does is ensures to provide the best to the newly arrived bundle of joy in every possible way... while she is busy all day long to fulfill the needs of the newly born, She tends to neglect herself and her needs as the baby takes the priority over hers. However, a mother needs equal care and attention post pregnancy too as she goes through a lot of stress and fear along with an added responsibility of taking care of the baby completely.

The stage is set for the launch of "Himalaya for Moms"

Himalaya, a leading home grown wellness brand understands that "Babies are special and so mare Mothers". Mothers need taking care of too is the heartfelt realisation by Himalaya and thus they launched a range of Himalaya FOR MOMSIndias first herbal range of personal care products especially for mums for pre and post natal care.

Himalaya brings along the trust and the science of Ayurveda with its products that been trusted for centuries. This is the first time a baby care brand has gone beyond the regular and thought of the person who is entirely responsible for the baby care and deserves to be treated equally. Himalaya's out of the box thinking has hugely been appreciated by mums. 

I was one of the lucky mums to have been invited to their official launch where I not only witnessed but experienced the newly launched range of Himalaya For MOMS.

In conversation with Mansi Zaveri of  Kidsstoppress 

We all go through physical changes in our bodies during and post pregnancy and it's a scientifically proven fact that fragrances plays a vital role in soothing and calming the mind and serves as a mood regulator and helps in de-stressing. Keeping in mind the above facts Himalaya FOR MOMS range come in different fragrances Rose, Lavender and Jasmine with each having calming effects on skin, body and mind when it comes to rejuvenating our senses and uplifting our moods.

Ms. Poornima Shankar, In-House R&D scientist 

Ms. Poornima Shankar, In-House R&D scientist shared some great insight on how these herbs work wonders for our senses and takes away the pain and stress out of our bodies while relaxing the muscles. She also emphasisedthe brand comprises of natural, safe, effective, gentle and clinically tested products for expecting and new mums.

Himalaya FOR MOM is India’s first herbal range of personal care products for mums, for pre and post-natal care, infused with the power of herbs and natural ingredients, bringing together the therapeutic properties of herbs and science of aromatherapy.

To help mums with their journey of motherhood and make their experience healthier, smoother and more relaxing, Himalaya organised an experiential soirée for mommy bloggers - "Because You Need Taking Care of Too" and gave them a hands on experience of their newly launched products. 

Moms in discussion with Mansi Zaveri over Himalaya for Moms range

The evening was dedicated to all the mums who deserveto be taken care of too. The products were showcased along with the herbs and ingredients for all to have the feel and touch of Indian herbs that goes into the making of these products, keeping it natural and superior from the rest. Himalaya created distinguished experiential zones aligned with variants of the product range Each zone was crafted aesthetically to bring out the natural essence of the herbs.

Asthetically decorated Venue for the Launch of "Himalaya for MOMS"

The beautifully decorated venue made the place so ideal for mums to indulge in conversations and share memories that are closest to their hearts. Mothers felt totally pampered when Himalaya made the evening even more special by treating moms like never before and pampering them with foot spa, pedicure, manicure with their newly launched body butter and to top it all was the unexceptional experience of nail art arranged for lovely 

Himalaya arranged experiential soirée for mommy bloggers -Because "Mothers need taking care of too" 

The Himalaya FOR MOMS products are formulated keeping in mind the safety of the mother as well as the baby and the products are enriched with the goodness of herbs like lavender, cocoa butter and aloe Vera.

The product range includes ‘Soothing body butter’, ‘Toning Massage Oil’, an ‘Anti-rash cream’ and a ‘Nipple Care butter’ catering to specific requirements of pre and post-natal skin care needs such as dryness, soreness and skin rashes. Himalaya will be introducing more products under this range in the coming year!

The newly launched range of "Himalaya for MOMS"

Himalaya FOR MOMS promises to make every mothersjourney of motherhood more beautiful, smoother and extra special.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Pampers - 'It Takes 2' focuses on Inclusive Parenting

Pampers has been caring for the world's babies for more than half a century and in turn has grown to become one of the biggest brands of P&G's. Pampers take great care in developing products that benefit babies all over the world. Their commitment and dedication towards bringing up happy and healthier baby has inspired them to launch its latest campaign "IT TAKES 2" highlighting the importance of inclusive parenting and the role it plays in a baby's holistic development.

The whole idea behind this campaign "IT TAKES 2" again lies in the interest of babies at the core. The thought that 'involvement of both the mother and the father in baby chores is essential for the cognitive, social as well as emotional development of the baby' is primarily the purpose of the campaign.

The survey held with 432 parents during the campaign "It Takes 2" brought out some startling facts on parental behaviour.

97% moms believe that IT TAKES 2 to raise a happy, healthy child.

97% doctors believe involvement of both the parents is a must for baby's development.

90% moms want their husbands to be more involved in Baby Care.

88% moms agree that their husbands hesitate to change diapers.

The most shocking facts of all that says "88% dads believe that baby chores primarily need only the moms involvement" needed an instant action to break away the social stigma attached with men taking up baby care duties.

In order to bring in the change in our society and break the stereotype, Pampers held a bloggers meet along with the panel of experts that lead to an insightful discussion on the significance of inclusive Parenting, scientific facts and their personal experiences of baby care.

Miss Banu Ismail, Psychologist, Child Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst emphasised 'the role of a father helps to separate the symbiotically bonded mother infant pair and provide emotional support to the mother who can in turn emotionally support the baby'. She also said there are evidences that suggests that fathers are biologically no less sensitive to infant signals than mothers.

Research suggests that on an average "the presence of an active, nurturing father is likely to be beneficial to many aspects of a child's development".

Dr. Avinash De Sousa, Consultant Psychiatrist and psychotherapist said, "Both parents play a vital role in the growth and development of a child. It is their 'presence' which is far more important than their 'presents'. The touch and warmth of both the parents develops a strong bond between parents and toddler in early years of growing up and stays forever".

He also emphasised, In this era of globalisation and digital lifestyle, TIME is an important investment that parents need to make for an over all development of a child.

Pampers also demonstrated its Pampers Premium Care Pants
that are so soft & dry that your baby will hardly notice them. These pants come with an all around soft waist band and great dryness feature that absorbs wetness and leaves the pants dry for 12 hours. Infused with baby lotion it protects the baby skin from irritation, redness & nappy rashes and has a unique feature called wetness indicator that turns yellow to blue indicating parents that it's time to change.

These unique pair of Premium Care Pants makes it easy to change the baby's diaper even for fathers who hesitate to do so. Also 86% moms feel changing a diaper can help fathers bond with their babies in a great way.

The prime focus of the event was to change the perception among men and women in our society when it comes to parenting. It takes 2 to make a baby and therefore it takes 2 to raise a baby. It was a great interactive meet where mommy bloggers came up with different perspectives and shared their personal experiences and how their husbands involvement made life so much easier and took the pressure off them.

We have come a long way when it comes to fathers involvement in parenting. More and more fathers are coming forward and willing to share the baby chores. Though it comes naturally to mothers, fathers need to go an extra mile to learn to do few things that they hesitate to do out of fear for the baby.

Moreover it's the Indian society that needs to change the way we bring up babies. Many a times it's looked down upon men who want to help their wives in baby chores. The social stigma that our society carries about men doing the dirty job of cleaning up the mess and being engaged in child care duties need a new perspective.

The mindset has to change and the owners lies on all the moms who are raising boys to ensure they are taught to do anything and everything that a girl child can do. When it comes to taking responsibility they shouldn't step back rather take it up with pride.

I am sure this great campaign rather a movement #ItTakes2 by Pampers in association with mycity4kids will bring a very positive change in our society and the way men look at parenting.

So, here I suggest " A Happy, Healthy Baby Needs Both Ma &Pa"

*The article is previously published at mycity4kids 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Best For Baby - Parenting in digital times

Parenting has evolved over the years. The way we were raised by our parents is not the same anymore to today's parents. However the anxiety and fear of a first time mothers still remains the same. The only difference one can see is .... earlier kids were born in joint families with each member involved in the upbringing of the child with some role to play whereas today kids are born entirely in the presence of mother, father and a doctor. Long before the joy of a new born sinks in... the clueless mother is already burdened with the fear of what to do and how to do?

To address all the worries of a first time mom and dads, Johnson & Johnson chose to go digital in order to provide instant solutions to todays parents by bridging in the gap of few generations that lies with our parents and grandparents.

Johnson & Johnson have always acted as a shield to protect babies and has been there as a promising brand for decades. They have always tried to come up with better than the best and have been innovative in their search for products related to babies.

The latest feather in the cap was added by a recent launch of their You Tube channel that serves as a hands on guide for new parents. Here's the link for all the new moms on the block to subscribe and say goodbye to all their worries and sleepless nights.

The launch took place few weeks back and was a celebrity studded event with the panel of experts who shared the stage and contributed in their own way to make parenting and motherhood a less taxing affair for new mothers and eventually turning the whole experience of raising a baby much more relaxing and fun.

The event kickstarted with Ganesh Bangalore, J&J all Indian head, who shared Johnsons vision for Best for Babies and how it would make parenthood an enjoyable experience for both first time mums and dads.

The You Tube India Head, Satya Raghavan focused on the need of reliable and good content to make life easier for todays generation of parents. Many of us aren't lucky enough to have our parents or in laws to help us with their experience in the hour of need. Many a times we are loaded with too much information from friends and relatives and it adds on to our worries as we aren't sure which one to rely on. According to him a you tube content by a reliable source would help resolve many such confusions and would give a practical solution through visuals to our babies day today needs.

Cynosure of all eyes was the ravishing Lara dutta, a popular Bollywood celebrity who unveiled the You Tube Chanel with a lovely video of a first time mum sharing her challenges of raising a new born. Lara's experience of motherhood wasn't any easier irrespective of her celebrity status. She took us through her journey of raising her 4yr old daughter that was no less than a roller coaster ride.

Dr. Indu khosla, a renowned pediatrician and past President IAP, Mumbai shared her days of motherhood and how it was tacky at times to be a mother first and not a doctor. She brought to light some major issues thats on a rise among today's kids with changing lifestyle and working parents. Lack of sleep and screen time for as young as 2 yrs are causing major hinderance in children's growth and social skills. She insisted "striking a balance" is the need of the hour for parents.

Ruchita Dhar Shah, the founder of FMC pointed out it takes a village to raise a child and it's time we take the pressure off the moms. Mothers are always being judged irrespective of their best efforts. We need not just fathers but the whole family to come forward and do that extra bit to ensure healthy parenting.

The Co- founder of Mycity4kids, Prashant Sinha rightly said now a days the role of a father has gone beyond what was expected few years back and in today's times most fathers are actively involved in raising a child when it comes to parenting including himself.

Naiyya Saggi, Baby Chakra Founder also shared her views on how parenting is evolving with changing times and a step like a Chanel launch by J&J can bring in a big difference to every parents experience.

It was a pleasure to have been invited to an awesome event by one of the biggest online parenting platform mycity4kids that has always gone an extra mile to give its readers a vivid experience through their blogs.

I walked back home with an enriching experience, fond memories of motherhood that brought back some of my own experiences along with an awesome gift hamper for my little one to get pampered by J&J.